How to stop those annoying website notification prompts

Annoying website notifications

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Browsing the web on a desktop computer can sometimes feel like a carefully crafted test of your sanity. You’ve got ads and auto-playing videos popping up left and right, and you’ve even got pop-ups from sites asking you for permission to send more pop-ups in the form of notifications. It’s enough to make anyone crazy.

I don’t know about you, but I almost never want a website to send me notifications — not while I’m actively looking at the site and certainly not while it’s closed. Thankfully, a minute or two of simple tweaking can stop your browser from ever allowing such invasive invitations to pester you again.

We’ve included instructions for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Just follow the steps below. Your sanity will thank you.

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